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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Axelrod Teach?
(a) Michigan.
(b) Arizona.
(c) Illinois.
(d) California.

2. In the 1980s who took game theory into unexpected territory according to details in Chapter 12?
(a) RAND scientists.
(b) I.A.S. staff.
(c) The Manhattan Project scientists.
(d) Biology and Sociology researchers.

3. What strategy was the most successful during Axelrod's tournaments?
(a) Minimax.
(b) Tit-for-tat.
(c) Backwards induction.
(d) Madman.

4. What was the name of the Russian spy working in Britain that helped leak key nuclear information to help Russia become nuclear capable quicker?
(a) Bela Kun.
(b) Klaus Fuchs.
(c) David Hilbert.
(d) Kurt Godel.

5. In which game is defection the best strategy for either player?
(a) Stag Hunt.
(b) Prisoner's Dilemma.
(c) Divide the Cake.
(d) Chicken.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chapter 11 how many separate pay off situations are there for the two person games like Chicken where no player has an advantage?

2. Who first suggested nuclear warfare as a game of chicken?

3. Over the years variations on the Ohio study have included variables in gender, race and ____.

4. Who became pessimistic about military technology and modern society as they aged?

5. Due to his deteriorating health von Neumann was confined to a wheelchair in ___.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did von Neumann's views about military technology in modern society change?

2. What is Bully?

3. In the nuclear war debate how did Francis Matthews figure?

4. What is the madman strategy and how does it affect the game of chicken?

5. How did von Neumann become the Atomic Energy Commissioner?

6. What happened to the initial game theory interest by the mid-1950s?

7. What four games are two-person symmetric as detailed in Chapter 11?

8. What did a study reveal about the available bombs in the U.S. in 1947 and 1950?

9. What is backwards induction?

10. What were the Ohio State studies?

(see the answer keys)

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